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ClimateCare partners with Gold Standard as voluntary market broadens across development goals

Published 12:39 on February 27, 2017  /  Last updated at 14:01 on February 27, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Non-profit certifier Gold Standard has partnered with UK-based project developer ClimateCare to help it promote to companies a new standard for projects that will apply across all types of climate and development goals.

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California lawmakers float bills to protect against Trump climate regs rollback, shield whistleblowers

Published 01:17 on February 24, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:33 on February 24, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

California lawmakers have introduced a trio of bills aimed in part at maintaining the state’s current environmental standards should the Trump Administration attempt to weaken or cancel federal rules.

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Dozen US states urge building of pipelines to store CO2, recover more oil

Published 21:10 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:10 on February 23, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

A new network of CO2 pipelines could reduce US oil imports by 22% and increase domestic production by 375 million barrels of oil per year, according to a multi-state white paper published Thursday.

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Poland’s coal-rich Silesia region leading race to host 2018 UN climate talks

Published 16:54 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:26 on February 24, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

At least five Polish cities are in the running to host the UN’s COP24 climate talks in 2018, but a pair in the country’s coal-mining hub of Silesia appear to be the leading candidates.

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Using wood for power may undermine global climate efforts -report

Published 13:21 on February 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 17:34 on February 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International  /  No Comments

Governments are wrongly assuming that burning wood for power is carbon neutral, according to a new report adding to mounting evidence that could have drastic consequences for meeting Paris Agreement goals and for utilities counting on the fuel source to hit emission targets such as those under the EU ETS.

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Livestock projects rule in latest California offset issuance

Published 22:02 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Livestock facilities dominated in the latest issuance of California offsets, with all 149,200 credits handed out this week going to that project type.

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Carbon Pulse expands North American coverage with new hire

Published 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:56 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Mexico, South & Central, US  /  No Comments

Carbon Pulse has hired a North American correspondent to help the news and intelligence provider establish a physical presence on the continent, which is home to a number of upcoming and burgeoning carbon pricing programmes.

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Observers see soft demand anew in Q1 WCI auction

Published 23:41 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:57 on February 22, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Wednesday’s joint California-Quebec carbon allowance auction will likely see soft demand once again, observers predict, extending the spate of under-subscribed sales that has weighed on the WCI market over the past year.

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INTERVIEW: Canada’s Enbridge on compliance, customers comms, CO2 reductions and the need for market certainty

Published 21:50 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:51 on February 21, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Conversations, US, Views  /  No Comments

As Manager of Carbon Strategy and Integrated Resource Planning for Enbridge Gas Distribution, Fiona Oliver-Glasford has a unique perspective on compliance strategies and challenges under Ontario’s cap-and-trade program. Canadian Clean Energy Conferences spoke with Oliver-Glasford to gain insight on how Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company is navigating the new cap-and-trade landscape.

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ALLCOT’s voluntary market report – February 2017

Published 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:23 on February 21, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Conversations, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Switzerland, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Voluntary markets have been steady over the past month with many buyers preparing their purchase strategy for the year rather than engaging actively in the market. Project developer and carbon trader ALLCOT provides a snapshot of the market.

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